Estradiol is a type of estrogen, which is a female sex hormone that controls many body processes. It is available as an injection, a vaginal cream, an oral tablet, or a topical gel or patch.
Estrogen belongs to the hormones group of drugs. It works by taking the place of estrogen that the body normally makes.
Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are treated with estrogen; sudden, intense feelings of heat and sweating) in women going through menopause, also known as the "change of life," or the end of their monthly periods. In women who are going through or have already gone through menopause, some brands of estrogen can also be used to treat vaginal dryness, burning, and itching, as well as to prevent osteoporosis, which is a condition in which the bones become thin, weak, and break easily. However, women who only require a medication to treat vaginal dryness or to prevent osteoporosis ought to think about a different treatment. Some estrogen brands are also intended to alleviate symptoms of low estrogen in young women who do not naturally produce enough estrogen. Additionally, some estrogen brands are used to alleviate the symptoms of certain kinds of breast and prostate cancer, which affects the male reproductive gland. Estrogen belongs to the hormones group of drugs. It works by taking the place of estrogen that the body normally makes.
Take estradiol exactly as directed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription. Do not take this medication in higher doses or for a longer period of time than prescribed.
You may need to temporarily stop taking this medication if you are scheduled for major surgery or long-term bed rest. You should inform any surgeon or doctor who treats you of your use of this medication.
Keep away from light, heat, and moisture at room temperature. When not in use, seal the bottle tightly.
In accordance with your state's laws, dispose of any injectable estrogen needles and syringes in a sharps container. Utilized needles should not be disposed of in the trash.
Until the estradiol spray has dried, stay away from fire, flame, and smoking. For at least one hour, avoid covering the area with sunscreen or lotion.
- breast pain or tenderness
- upset stomach
- weight gain or loss
- leg cramps
- burning or tingling in the arms or legs
- tight muscles
- hair loss
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.